Hundreds gathered Wednesday outside the US Supreme Court in Washington to bid farewell to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at the age of 87.

The flag-draped casket holding her remains was placed under the portico at the top of the steps of the Supreme Court Building, located across the street from the United States Capitol, where it will remain for two days.

On Friday, the trail-blazing jurist will make history when she becomes the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol.